Photo by Darris Harris

Flexhouse is a modest set of energy efficient row homes in Chicago’s residential neighborhood of Logan Square. A full team pulled this project together with Ranquist Development Group as the developer, Interface Studio Architects as the design architects, and Sullivan Goulette & Wilson as the project architects. The goal was to create the feeling of high-end living at a more affordable price point, while also being environmentally conscious.

Flexhouse: Eco Friendly Row Homes in Chicago in architecture  Category

You can tell the homes are individual residences by looking at them but they still remain connected with similar colors and materials.

Flexhouse: Eco Friendly Row Homes in Chicago in architecture  Category

The entire unit is clad in fiber cement plank of various widths and shades of gray, giving them each their own unique look.

Flexhouse: Eco Friendly Row Homes in Chicago in architecture  Category

Two-story stainless steel window wrappers hang vertically on each of the houses at alternating heights, helping to create continuity.

Flexhouse: Eco Friendly Row Homes in Chicago in architecture  Category

Each of the homes has an air of simplicity in the design leading to open and light interior spaces.

Flexhouse: Eco Friendly Row Homes in Chicago in architecture  Category

Flexhouse: Eco Friendly Row Homes in Chicago in architecture  Category

Flexhouse: Eco Friendly Row Homes in Chicago in architecture  Category

Above photos by Marty Peters and photos below by Darris Harris.

Flexhouse: Eco Friendly Row Homes in Chicago in architecture  Category

Each unit has three floors with the bottom floor feeling loft-like. The open plan living space has the kitchen, dining room, and living room. The first floors are outfitted with concrete flooring that has radiant heating to keep you warm in the winter.

Flexhouse: Eco Friendly Row Homes in Chicago in architecture  Category

Flexhouse: Eco Friendly Row Homes in Chicago in architecture  Category

The second floor features two bedrooms and a full bathroom.

Flexhouse: Eco Friendly Row Homes in Chicago in architecture  Category

Flexhouse: Eco Friendly Row Homes in Chicago in architecture  Category

A third floor provides a master suite with an open plan bathroom.

Flexhouse: Eco Friendly Row Homes in Chicago in architecture  Category

Flexhouse: Eco Friendly Row Homes in Chicago in architecture  Category